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What should I look for in a Georgia injury lawyer to handle my truck accident claim?

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Off the bat, it’s most helpful to you and your case if the lawyer you select to represent you in your claim is one who is familiar with handling semi trucks and accidents involving commercial vehicles. 

The processes for handling a bodily injury claim for a commercial vehicle accident differs significantly from those involving only standard passenger vehicles, so a truck accident attorney will be more particularly suited to the details of a claim involving a big rig. 

There is no lack of Atlanta, Georgia, attorneys eager to help potential claimants after collisions with semi trucks. Accidents involving commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and other big rigs are high stakes because they often involve huge sums of money. 

Truck company insurance carriers have become known for ruthless tactics designed to disenfranchise the injured drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles, many of whom are injured much more severely than the truck drivers. 

Whether your preference is to go with a large firm with a big staff and the benefit of deep pockets, or a solo practitioner who will give your case 100 percent of his or her focus, commitment, and energy, be sure that the attorney who will be working with you on your case is one who communicates with you effectively. 

Effective communication doesn’t necessarily mean constant, but you should know up front:  

  • when to expect progress reports;
  • who you will be conferring with about the details of your case;
  • who will be handling your case; and
  • how it will be handled. 

Reach out to our offices if you need legal assistance with your bodily injury claim for a collision involving semi trucks. 

Contact Atlanta, Georgia, Attorneys after Semi Truck Accidents

To learn more about the rights of accident victims and what you can do to protect your bodily injury claim, request one of Shane Smith’s books: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. These books provide valuable tips from an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney and are available free of charge to Georgia accident victims and their families. Contact our offices at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia